Yolo: Queensland Sand, Sailing & Dreamtime (OAQE)

Countries Visited: Australia
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 20, avg 16
    Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Sleep under the stars in a swag, zip over dunes in a 4x4 on a remote sand island, sail from island to island through the Whitsundays on a maxi yacht,

    Description
    This is hardly a sleepy trip. Rather, this is the perfect 12-day adventure for sailing buffs that want to experience the blue waters of Australia, as well as off-road enthusiasts looking to explore via private 4x4s. We've got a riverside camp to stay at in the gorgeous Noosa Everglades, and once we've left Airlie Beach, youll learn about indigenous artisan crafts from local Aborigines, then check out the swimming holes of the Atherton Tablelands. While "dreamtime" is a mythology central to indigenous Australian society, we're pretty sure you'll want to be wide awake for this trip.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    12 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1BrisbaneDay 1 Brisbane
    Arrive in Brisbane at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city. If you arrive early enough, youll have time to head into the city to visit City Hall, the Treasury Building or relax on Streets Beach. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Fraser IslandDay 2 Brisbane/Fraser Island (1B, 1L)
    Once on the island, enjoy a 4x4 tour of Fraser Island, driving along over 100km of beach. Go for a swim in Lake McKenzie, and enjoy a rainforest walk along the way. Additional Notes: While on Fraser Island and the Noosa Everglades, main luggage will be stored in a secure storage facility. Each person will need to pack a bag for two nights with max weight of 5kg. This is due to luggage capacity restrictions in 4x4 vehicles and canoes. Your CEO will explain further details on arrival into Rainbow Beach. Depending on the day of the week, some groups may swap the order of the Fraser Island and Noosa Everglades days. Some groups will first travel to the Noosa Everglades for a night before travelling on to Fraser Island. All inclusions will still be offered but just in a different order. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 250km) Ferry
    Day 3Noosa RiverDay 3 Fraser Island/Noosa River (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a morning of exploring by 4x4 to hit the remainder of Fraser Islands highlights, then set off to the Noosa Everglades for an evening surrounded by stunning wilderness. Included Activities: 4x4 Excursion Noosa Everglades Overnight Excursion Transport: Ferry 4x4
    Day 4RockhamptonDay 4 Noosa River/Rockhampton (1B, 1D)
    Catch a train up the Capricorn Coast which is well-known as Cattle Country. Arrive at a remote farm and stay the night. The workers from the property are excellent hosts as they teach about the history of the farm, the cattle industry, and some of the challenges of raising cattle in such a harsh environment. Transport: Train (6.00-8.00 hours)
    Day 5Whitsunday IslandsDay 5 Rockhampton/Whitsunday Islands (1B, 1D)
    After a traditional Outback-style breakfast, transfer to the town of Airlie Beach and embark on a maxi yacht which will be our home for the next three days. Set sail to a secluded cove in the Whitsunday Islands where you will drop anchor for the night. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Yolo Sailing Trip, Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle (6.50-7.00 hours, 539km) Maxi yacht
    Day 6Whitsunday IslandsDay 6 Whitsunday Islands (1B, 1L, 1D)
    The sailing route today allows us to follow part of Captain Cooks route up through the Whitsunday Islands. There is the option for certified divers to scuba dive. Again we drop anchor in a secluded bay for the night. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Yolo Sailing Trip, Day 2 Transport: Maxi yacht
    Day 7Airlie BeachDay 7 Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach (1B)
    After three days at sea, we sail to the resort town of Airlie Beach for a night on land in a local beach hostel resort. Feel free to relax by the pool at the end of the day. Included Activities: Whitsunday Islands Yolo Sailing Trip, Day 3 Transport: Maxi yacht
    Day 8CairnsDay 8 Airlie Beach/Cairns (1L)
    Admire the scenery on the train north to Tully. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch and a tour of the G Adventures-supported Ingan Cultural Museum. Participate in either a weaving or painting activity with traditional Jirrbal Aboriginal artists before continuing on to Cairns. Included Activities: Ingan Cultural Museum & Jirrbal Aboriginal Art Demonstration Transport: Train (5.00 hour(s), 482km) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 140km)
    Day 9CairnsDay 9 Cairns (1B)
    Enjoy a free day to visit the Great Barrier Reef or get the adrenaline pumping by skydiving, whitewater rafting or bungee jumping.
    Day 10Cape TribulationDay 10 Cairns/Cape Tribulation (1B)
    Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge, take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest and swim in a remote waterfall within the Daintree NP. Included Activities: Aboriginal Interpretive Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 140km)
    Day 11YungaburraDay 11 Cape Tribulation/Yungaburra (1B)
    Enjoy free time in the morning to further explore the rainforest or chill out poolside. Head towards Yungaburra in the Atherton Tablelands for the night, and stop at a local winery and opt to sample mango and fruit wines. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 185km)
    Day 12CairnsDay 12 Yungaburra/Cairns (1B)
    Stop at Lake Eacham, a volcanic crater lake, before continuing on for a swim in the waters of Babinda Boulders. Continue on to visit some of the waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands, including the famous Millaa Millaa Falls. Travel back to Cairns where the tour ends upon arrival. Additional Notes: Ask your GCO about booking post night accommodation in Cairns, as this trip arrives back late in the evening. Included Activities: Lake Eacham Visit Babinda Boulders Visit Millaa Millaa Falls Visit Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 70km)
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    DateDescriptionQuote
    July 08, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    July 22, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    August 05, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 9; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    August 19, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    September 02, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    September 16, 2017Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
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    • Yolo: Queensland Sand, Sailing & Dreamtime (OAQE)

      Countries Visited: AustraliaTrip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind.

     
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